Competition Program


The adh organizes more than 50 competitive events in more than 30 sports nationwide each year. In addition to the respective German University Championships (Deutsche Hochschulmeisterschaften, DHM) and the German University Cup events (Deutscher Hochschulpokal, DHP), in which smaller Universities participate, adh-Open or adh-Trophies also take place.

The adh-Open or adh-Trophies enable member Universities to conduct a national performance comparison in the so-called fringe sports. Thereby, the adh does justice to its range of sports, which extends from ball sports and classic disciplines to newly emerging trend sports.
Students and staff of adh member Universities are able to participate in these competition events as team- but also as individual starters for their University. Some Universities have formed competition cooperatives, because otherwise they cannot find enough active people to participate for example in team sports.

You can find more information on the ADH homepage.


Every year, the adh sends approximately 500 student athletes to European Universities Champioships (EUC) and Games (EUG), FISU World University Championships (WUC) and FISU University World Cups (UWC) as well as to the FISU World University Games (formerly "Universiades"). While the participants of European University Championships qualify exclusively through successful participation in the German University Championships (DHM), the athletes of the Student World Championships as well as the Winter and Summer FISU Games are top student athletes who are members of the national squads of their sports associations and qualify for their target competition through top international rankings. In addition, national student teams from various sports regularly participate in bilateral international comparisons and international student tournaments. Here, too, players from the first national leagues are mostly involved.
The adh and its member universities and partner associations are extremely successful internationally. At the FISU Games in Naples (Italy) in summer 2019, the adh was represented by 121 top athletes. The German athletes won a total of 18 medals. The participants were also convincing in the field of finals and subsequent results. In 111 competitions and 153 starts, they achieved 58 final rankings (first to eighth place) and 31 follow-up rankings (ninth to twelfth place).
And the adh also impresses at the European level. In 2019, it was named the most successful member association of the last ten years. In a neck-and-neck race, the association had prevailed against the French as well as Portuguese competition. Crucial for this was the high participation in European competitions, their organization as well as the successes achieved by German students at European University Championships or EUSA Games. 

With the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games in Bochum, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen and Mülheim an der Ruhr, the adh and its partners will be organizing a top sporting event from July 16-27, 2025, which will set new national and international standards.

All info about international competitions are listed here.

Other events / amateur sports

Tübingen Runs 2024

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Lichtenstein Trail 2024

On Saturday, May 11, 2024, the 3rd Lichtenstein Schlössle Trail over 11km and 500 vertical meters and the 8th Lichtenstein Half Marathon over 22 km and 900 vertical meters will take place. The races and trails in Lichtenstein in Swabia are ideal preparation for the later highlights in the Alps, but are also a highlight in their own right for trail runners and mountain runners.

Further information and registration

Further information and registration